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Arsenal v Swansea City Saturday October 28 – The Match officials – a ref who makes a fool of himself

by Andrew Crawshaw

  • Referee – Lee Mason  age 45 from Lancashire
  • Assistant Referee 1 – Harry Lennard  from East Sussex
  • Assistant Referee 2 – Derek Eaton  from Gloucestershire
  • Fourth Official – Lee Probert  age 44 from Wiltshire and FIFA accredited

This week marks the quarter way point in the League season and so far so good in terms of not getting repeat visits from referees.

None of the officials taking the decisions are FIFA accredited and Lee Mason is too old to get that accreditation so there should be no need to curry favour with their bosses in order to influence future promotion.

Last season we only had Mr Mason on one occasion – our 3 – 1 home victory over Stoke.

He got an overall score of 73%, just about acceptable but his bias in that game was 100/0 yes every single wrong decision was in our visitors favour.  Surprisingly he only made one wrong Important Decision when he failed to give a red card to Adams for a stamp on Alexis.  He actually had very few decisions to make but that didn’t stop him making a fool of himself at times particularly calling back a dropped ball which he has no power to do. The decisions in red underlined text lead to video clips.

For those who don’t understand what biased refereeing looks like then please look at our review and from it you can access the video clips of the more important decisions and confirm for yourselves what we said.

Ref Review Arsenal – Stoke: the match in which the ref shocked up by making up his own new rule

The previous season 2015-16 we had him on three occasions

16 August Crystal Palace v Arsenal (1 – 2) 66% overall score, bias against the two teams of 10/90 and two wrong Important Decisions, both not given penalties – Min 7 foul on Sanchez by Puncheon and Min 84 Delaney on Giroud

24 October Arsenal v Everton (2 – 1) 58% overall score, bias against the two teams of 78/28 and two wrong Important Decisions, Min 77 Deulofeu should have had a second yellow card for a second dive and Min 82 Lirallas should have had a straight red card for a foul on Bellerin.

2 February Arsenal v Southampton (0 – 0) 34% overall score (THIS MEANS THAT EFFECTIVELY TWO OUT OF EVERY THREE DECISIONS WERE WRONG AN ASTONISHINGLY TERRIBLE PERFORMANCE), bias against the two teams was 80/20 and there were six wrong Important Decisions (all favouring Southampton)

  • Min 56 Tadic should have conceded a penalty and been given a second yellow card for a foul onCampbell,
  • Min 66 Tadic should again have had another yellow card for deliberately kicking the ball away following a stoppage.
  • Min  68 and again in Min 70 Fonte should have given away a penalty for a foul on Giroud,
  • Min 71 Bertrand should have given away a penalty for a foul on Koscielny.

So three games all below our minimum acceptable score of 70% and one where he got two out of every three decisions wrong.  In any other area of life he would not continue to be employed in a senior capacity without complete re-training.

Going back one more season and we had him twice

13 December Arsenal v Newcastle (4 – 1)  76% overall score, bias against the two teams of 100/0 and three wrong Important Decisions.

  • Min 8 Tiote should have had a straight red card for a studs up chest high challenge on Alexis which made full contact,
  • Min 15 Wellbeck goal was ruled out for a non-existent foul and
  • Min 87 Dummet should have had a second yellow card for bringing down Wellbeck in the  penalty area.  For once the penalty was given.

4 May Hull v Arsenal (1- 3)  We have no referee review for this game

Summary

  1. Mr Mason really isn’t a very good referee – even on a good day.  On a bad day he can be bad on an epic scale.  It takes real dedication to get an overall score of 34%!
  2. Mr Mason can always be relied on to deliver a one-eyed performance, to get a bias score of 100% against a team takes some believing, to do so twice in five games stretches credulity to breaking point.
  3. He has been known to award Arsenal a penalty, but has denied far more so I would suggest one in this match is unlikely.
  4. Second yellow cards are also rare as are red cards so Swansea are likely to get away with a fair amount in terms of challenges.
  5. He is also  a proponent of the old ‘phantom foul’ routine so that is another thing to look out for.

As ever, if we get a quick start with a couple of early goals, Mr Mason will be unable to significantly influence  the game to deny us three points.

COYG

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3 comments to Arsenal v Swansea City Saturday October 28 – The Match officials – a ref who makes a fool of himself

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    True, Arsenal are quarter way into the PL season having played 9 matches and collected 16 points out of the 27 maximum collectible points for the first quarter of the season under review.

    However, the 16 points which Arsenal have collected during the first quarter of this season are short and not Championship wininng points. Therefore, as they open their account for points collection in the 2nd quarter of the season that flags off today when they host Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium, let the Gunners open their 2nd quarter of the season campaign in the PL on the front foot by moulding the Swans to the shapes they want in the game to beat them by 5 goals to nil at the final whistle ending the match by referee Lee Mason.

    Having gotten a none Championship winning points collection of 16 points during the last quarter of this season, Arsenal MUST up their points collection during their campaign in the 2nd quarter of the season to 25 points collected out the available 27 points on offer for collection to start raising their points collection bar to Premier League Title win acceptable level when the 2nd quarter of the season campaign comes to an end.

    As for referee Le Mason and his 2 assistants who will officiate in today’s PL match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Ems, the Gunners who are no longer new to anti-Arsenal referring in the PL as occasioned a times from the PGMO appointed match officiating officials must always prepared themselves mentally, physically and tactically in the game to absolve and overcome any anti-Arsenal referring in all Arsenal matches throughout this season. Because the cessation date to anti-Arsenal referring by the PGMO officiating match referees in the PL is not known until the VARs deployment into the PL for use comes into effect we may start to see a near end to anti-Arsenal referring in the PL which the PGMO are looking to have sworn to uphold against Arsenal

    The Gunners SHOULD this afternoon at the Ems convert all their full and half chances to goals against the Swans unfailingly. And they SHOULD not give away any goal in the game to the Swans either in the form of a gift of a goal to them through a shambolic howler of a back pass to Cech or failing to blocking any attempted powerful shot to Arsenal goal by any Swan should totally be abhorred by the Gunners during the match. And lastly, the Guneers individuals and collective defending MUST be up to the task of impregnable defending to thwart off any attempts by the Swans to steal a goal against Arsenal through counterattacks, free kicks and corner kicks during the match. The Gunners SHOULD not switch off in the game nor lost their match concentration momentarily during the match but MUST remain in active alert mode.

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    True, Arsenal are quarter way into the PL season having played 9 matches and collected 16 points out of the 27 maximum collectible points for the first quarter of the season under review.

    However, the 16 points which Arsenal have collected during the first quarter of this season are short and not Championship wininng points. Therefore, as they open their account for points collection in the 2nd quarter of the season that flags off today when they host Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium, let the Gunners open their 2nd quarter of the season campaign in the PL on the front foot by moulding the Swans to the shapes they want in the game to beat them by 5 goals to nil at the final whistle ending the match by referee Lee Mason.

    Having gotten a none Championship winning points collection of 16 points during the last first quarter of this season, Arsenal MUST up their points collection during their campaign in the 2nd quarter of the season to 25 points collected out of the available 27 points on offer for collection to start raising their points collection bar to Premier League Title win acceptable level when the 2nd quarter of the season campaign comes to an end.

    As for referee Le Mason and his 2 assistants who will officiate in today’s PL match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Ems, the Gunners who are no longer new to anti-Arsenal referring in the PL as occasioned a times from the PGMO appointed match officiating officials must always prepared themselves mentally, physically and tactically in the game to absolve and overcome any anti-Arsenal referring in all Arsenal matches throughout this season. Because the cessation date to anti-Arsenal referring by the PGMO officiating match referees in the PL is not known until the VARs deployment into the PL for use comes into effect then we may start to see a near end to anti-Arsenal referring in the PL which the PGMO are looking to have sworn to uphold against Arsenal

    The Gunners SHOULD this afternoon at the Ems convert all their full and half chances to goals against the Swans unfailingly. And they SHOULD not give away any goal in the game to the Swans either in the form of a gift of a goal to them through a shambolic howler of a back pass to Cech or failing to blocking any attempted powerful shot to Arsenal goal by any Swan should totally be abhorred by the Gunners during the match. And lastly, the Guneers individuals and collective defending MUST be up to the task of impregnable defending to thwart off any attempts by the Swans to steal a goal against Arsenal through counterattacks, free kicks and corner kicks during the match. The Gunners SHOULD not switch off in the game nor lost their match concentration momentarily during the match but MUST remain in active alert mode.
    Sorry for my have to repost.

  • Sheworeayellowribbon

    Industry at the ground reading today’s programme. It says we are unbeaten in our last 17 matches with this referee. Sorry nds like we could do with a few more incompetent referees.

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